All posts by Jeff Carlson

Author, photographer, and late-nighter Jeff Carlson is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a senior editor for TidBITS, and writes for outlets such as Macworld, The Wirecutter, DPReview, and others. He is the author of Take Control of Lightroom CC; Take Control of Your Digital Photos; Apple Watch: A Take Control Crash Course; and The iPad for Photographers, among many other titles.

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Why I Love TiVo #1

Expect to read a lot of praise for TiVo in this blog. For the record, I have a DirecTiVo unit that ties into DirecTV, recently upgraded with a 120 GB hard drive kit from weaknees.com. Why praise TiVo this week? My wife and I have been fans of the show 24 since the first episode, ...

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Blogging with Intent

A few people have asked me, “What’s your blog about?” Although there are topic-specific blogs out there (like Glenn’s WiFi Blog), this one is just a place to express my own thoughts and interests. Hey, wait! Come back! I hope to be endlessly interesting; comments or questions gladly accepted. 🙂

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Good Eats

At Macworld Expo a couple weeks ago, my friend and author Dori Smith was showing off her Sony-Ericcson T68i phone, and she played a ring tone with the expectancy that I’d immediately recognize the tune. I failed. Looking at my confused expression, she said, “You know, Alton Brown!” Nothing – Alton Brown could have been ...

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How the Reign Falls

I invited a few of the boys from the office over to watch Reign of Fire on DVD, a movie set in the near future after dragons have emerged from deep in the Earth and pretty much scorched everything. Although I can’t say it had good dialog, or even much of a plot, it was ...

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Le Carré on the Bush Administration

A friend sent this essay by John Le Carré, “The United States of America Has Gone Mad.” As we get deeper into Bush’s oil-fueled vendetta in Iraq, I have to admit that I agree with what Le Carré is saying. (Though hopefully his statistics of American support for a war – 88 percent – is ...

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Hello World

Obligatory “Look out world, I have my own blog!” comment inserted here.